You’re reading an article on one of your favourite websites on your Android device while enjoying a nice cup of coffee, when suddenly the screen times out and you’re forced to switch it on again, ruining the flow of your relaxing reading experience.
If you’ve used your Android settings to switch off your screen after one minute but don’t want this to happen when you’re using Chrome or your favorite news app, then you need to switch off the screen timeout option on your device, then switch it on again when you’re done reading. This is inconvenient, but thankfully there are apps out there that give you more control over your screen timeout settings, letting you do your reading or whatever else uninterrupted.
1. Wakey : The simplest one of the bunch and with the fewest features unless you choose to splash out $1.99/£1.19 for the premium version. The free version of Wakey is still handy, though, especially for those who don’t have the time (or just can’t be bothered) to tweak screen timeout settings for individual apps.
To get it working, just open it, then tap the big grey bulb in the centre to turn it orange. Once that’s done, you’ll see a little bulb icon in your notification bar at the top of your screen to indicate it’s working. Your screen now won’t switch off until you tap the bulb icon again (which you have a shortcut to from your notification bar).
The premium version of Wakey gives you additional access to individual app controls, though I can’t really recommend it as the following app does that for free. Continue reading